Murphy declares state of emergency for winter storm

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Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for the entire state of New Jersey due to the winter storm.

The state of emergency went into effect at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The announcement allows for a wide range of resources to become available but does not mean that schools and businesses will be forced to close.

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Officials are warning drivers to avoid unnecessary travel and to stay clear of all plows and salt trucks.

State police were implementing a commercial traffic ban on state highways and interstates, except the Turnpike, Parkway, and AC Expressway.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation have also issued a winter weather alert.

The heaviest snow was expected overnight and into early Monday morning.

 

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